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Evan Hayden
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This sucks. I’d love to own a Volvo wagon someday, but they are way too pricey for me. Hopefully there will be a nice used one waiting for me when I eventually need to replace my hatchback.

More and more I feel like the world of automobiles (at least in the US) is leaving me behind. Wagons, hatchbacks, sedans, coupes, Read more

Feb 7
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Die cast cars. This is just what would fit in my little display corner. I have several boxes more of Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Tomica, Siku, Majorette, etc... I really have to pare down the collection one of these days.

Feb 6
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I feel like this is one of an increasingly long list of reasons why I’ll put off buying a mid-late 2010s & up car for a while. (Screens replacing tactile knobs and buttons being the biggest reason.) I’m not against center consoles full-stop, but I don’t like them if they get so wide that it makes a mid-large car feel Read more

Feb 6
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My wife does that a lot when we’re out and about, parked, and our baby son needs something. Super super handy. I’m on my first minivan and I don’t think I’ll be able to go back to using my compact hatchback as the daily driver anytime soon, now that I’ve experienced such pure utility.

Feb 4
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Oh yes. That or the Brera is on my list after enough years have passed to import them stateside.

Jan 31
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I lived in California for seven years, and I agree, it was stupidly expensive keep a car there, and San Francisco street parking was not kind to my vehicles. But oh how I miss getting out of the city and driving on those curvy and hilly roads, carving my way through beautiful landscapes, overlooking the ocean. In the Read more

Jan 28
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“Renault’s Twingo exists in this world to spread delight”

I guess that’s why it’s not allowed to live on. We live in dark times and delight is at a deficit. RIP Twingo.

Jan 26
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Saab’s been mentioned here already, but if I were a crazy multi-billionaire, I would bring it back. I’d have it based in Sweden, and I would step back from the luxury thing and just make solid, affordable, unique cars. I know there would have to be CUVs in the mix too, begrudgingly, but they would be unique CUVs.

Dec 30
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It’s too bad it’s only in the US. If it were for sale in France, it could be called... “LeSabre”.

Nov 13
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I hope I am wrong about this, but I feel like Mazda’s quest to be “upmarket” is going to really hurt them. I come from a family of Mazda fans. I’ve had one for 13 years (and prior to that, two Ford products that were derived from Mazdas). My parents had six Mazda vehicles over the years. Very fond feelings. One of the Read more

Nov 11
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I love the i3 as well. Even more so after my friend bought one and I got to take her car out for a spin. They look particularly good to me in white. Nice high-contrast look that makes them look kind of like a robot panda.

Nov 11
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I will never be able to look at that grille without thinking of the giant irradiated naked mole rats from the Fallout games.

I’m usually very open to new and crazy designs, and like a lot of designs most people think are ugly, but these recent BMWs... Man, I just want them to make handsome, timeless designs again. Not Read more

Nov 10
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Hi, I’m commenting from the future, and you’re going to like what happens in early November 2020.

Oct 12
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I nominate myself because in early 2016, I made a promise to myself that I’d own a Miata within five years and I’m running out of time and don’t make enough money. I want to drive my 8 month old son in it when he gets older. Guess I’d better give myself another 5 years.

Oct 12
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This is one of my problems with the entire US car market right now. Always white, black, silver, grey, maybe a dark red and/or dark blue. To get anything with really fun colors, you usually have to buy something expensive. I think it’s a real shame not to have fun colors available on the Miata. Soul Red Crystal is a Read more

Aug 13
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I swear it’s been like every week lately that a car I like gets axed from the US market. I think the Elantra GT is an attractive little hatch. Tasteful, unpretentious, but not boring either. Feels like there aren’t many cars left that don’t look like they’re trying to be something they’re not. I’ve had it on my Read more

Aug 13
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Same here. I’m still driving my Mazda 3 that I bought new back in ‘07, and all the potential contenders to replace it keep vanishing or are not available here in the first place. I really hate the direction that the US car market is going. Good thing I still love my 3 after all these years.

Aug 12
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Your comment about San Francisco being a hostile city to cars made me reflect on my SF years, and how I bought my first brand-new car while living there (‘07 Mazda 3 which I still have). I tried so hard to keep it pristine, and even paid for garage parking, but the occasional street parking left it scarred pretty Read more